A security vulnerability was identified in the Labour Party's main phone-banking system. Party members use the system to make calls to the public. If exploited, it could have exposed personal data, including special category data about the political opinions of millions of UK citizens. The Labour Party took the system offline for 48 hours to put additional security measures in place after it was alerted to the vulnerability by The Guardian newspaper. In a statement, a party spokesperson said, “As soon as this question was brought to our attention, the system was taken down for investigation. The party takes the security of all personal information for which it is responsible extremely seriously.
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